Gus Burton's 2021 BMW
Gus Burton receiving the BrandsHatch GT4 Winners trophy 2021
Gus Burton in a helmet ready to race

Introduction

I am 18 year old sixth form student from Kelvedon in Essex. Fascinated by everything motorised since a toddler, I am now pursuing my boyhood dream of becoming a professional racing driver.
2020 was my maiden season in pro-category senior racing in the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup Championship with Century Motorsport. It was a very successful season in which I was crowned vice-champion having notched up 16 podiums from 17 races completed, with 5 wins, 2 poles and 6 fastest laps from 19 races.
I am delighted to announce my continued partnership with Century Motorsport in the Intellingent Money British GT Championship, competing in a BMW M4 in the GT4 category.

"Having enjoyed a highly successful maiden season in 2020 with Century Motorsport, I am relishing the challenge to help them win the British GT4 crown in 2021"

Education

Felsted School is a large part of my life as I spend 6 days a week there during term-time. I have been fortunate to attend Felsted since Reception, aged 4, and I’ve loved the fact that you can do sport literally every day of the week. I am now in Upper Sixth studying IB (International Baccalaureate) that consumes a lot of my time. IB requires me to study 6 subjects and amongst those I have chosen are Maths and Physics as I am keen to study Motorsport Engineering at university. Felsted has been and remains a large part of my life but, regrettably, I am no longer able to dedicate time to its team sports, such as rugby, as I my focus is on motorsport - whether gym work, simulator training, on-track testing or motorsport competition.

Life

One great thing about a boarding school environment is that you make life-long friendships and I enjoy socialising with my school-mates whenever I can. I am fortunate to have the backing of my family and the support of my school and friends, as taking part in an individual sport away from school and home can be quite lonely and challenging. It’s down to me to prepare well and perform well. Yes, I need a great team behind me, and I am part of a extremely professional team in Century Motorsport, the exclusive BMW race team in British GT, that has an enviable track record in British GT racing.
Race preparation keeps me busy with daily mindfulness, simulator training and races as well as physical training. However, I also love skiing in winter-time and the moment the racing seasons ends, my mind immediately switches to the winter season in the mountains. Another benefit of Felsted School is its encouragement of Making A Difference by giving back. (click here to find out more)

Gus Burton wearing a white balaclava